Glenn Hoddle accused Tottenham of wasting the £86million earned from the sale of Gareth Bale as the club were knocked out of the Europa League on Thursday night.

The Spurs legend said Bale has been replaced by the wrong type of players, who are ‘good but not great’.

Spurs spent heavily last summer, bringing in seven players including £30m Erik Lamela and £26m Roberto Soldado, but were knocked out by Benfica 5-3 on aggregate after drawing 2-2 in the Estadio da Luz.

Hoddle said: ‘Tottenham spent £110m replacing Gareth Bale and Tom Huddlestone with a deluge of new signings in the summer. Good players, but not great ones.

‘The club have bought the wrong type of players, proving that throwing money at new signings is not always the answer.